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Week In Herndon

Council Members Help The Closet

Mayor Michael O'Reilly, Vice Mayor Darryl Smith and Councilman Harlon Reece will spend a few hours on Monday, Sept. 19 assisting with the changeover from summer to winter merchandise at The Closet.

Located in downtown Herndon, The Closet features a variety of good quality donated items including clothing for men, women and children, household items, silverware, lamps and blankets.

Store manager Aaron Sawyer said he believes that the presence of the Mayor and council members will be a positive motivation for current and new volunteers. Since becoming manager seven months ago, Sawyer has placed an emphasis on volunteer recruitment. He anticipates about 15 to 20 volunteers to assist with the seasonal changeover. For more information about volunteering at The Closet, call 703-437-7652.

Herndon Parkway Assault

The Herndon Police responded to the 1200 block of the Herndon Parkway Sept. 9 at 8:49 p.m. for a report of an unconscious person, according to Herndon Police.

A white male was found on the ground with an apparent head injury, according to police, and was transported by helicopter to an area hospital for treatment. The Herndon Police are asking for the public's assistance in this matter. Anyone with information in this matter is asked to contact the Herndon Police Department at 703-435-6887 or 703-435-6846 and ask for Detective Pihonak.

Herndon Man Struck by Truck

A cyclist was struck by a box truck, Thursday, Sept. 8 in the morning near the Loudoun-Fairfax County line and remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office release.

This is the third accident in Loudoun County involving a bicycle and a vehicle in two weeks, according to the release.

The cyclist, Jose Santos Montoya Henriquez, 21, of Herndon, was riding his mountain bike on Oakgrove Road in Sterling shortly after 6 a.m. when a box truck, driven by Stuart Michael Wampler, 47, of Manassas Park, struck him.

The 2000 Isuzu truck was northbound making a left into a business complex in the 110 block of Oakgrove Road when the vehicle hit Henriquez as he was heading south down the roadway. Henriquez was airlifted to Inova Fairfax

Hospital. The accident remains under investigation.

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Help celebrate the return of the Lady Royals, Thursday, Sept. 15. The official dance team of the semi-pro Virginia Kings football team will guest bartend starting at 7 p.m. The evening will feature raffles, door prizes and a live performance by the Ladies at 10:30 p.m.

Jimmy's summer Texas Hold 'Em summer season has drawn to a close and the top 40 players from the season will be invited to play in the season Championship Tournament on Sept. 8. Thirteen players from Jimmy's will move on to the Regional Championships. The fall season officially begins Sunday, Sept. 25, and will be posted on Jimmy's Web site soon. For more information, WorldTavernPoker.com.

Good Neighbor Nominations

The Town of Herndon and the Cultivating Community Committee are seeking nominations for the Good Neighbor Award by Nov. 11.

The purpose of this award is to recognize those people who go beyond the call of duty to act as good neighbors in their respective neighborhoods.

The winner will receive recognition by Town Council at a public meeting in December.

Eligibility includes:

* Resident of Herndon.

* Act(s) for which the person is nominated must not be performed as an element of paid employment.

* Contributions to the neighborhood may have occurred over the course of many years, but the judges will give special consideration to recent good deeds.

Residents may nominate a family member, friend or neighbor who makes noteworthy contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.

To nominate an individual for the award, attach to a nomination form a description of why that person exemplifies the qualities of a good neighbor. In 300 words or less, answer the questions: "What makes this person a good neighbor?"

Nominations must be made prior to Nov. 11. Nomination forms are available on the Town of Herndon Web site. Go to www.herndon-va.gov and click on "What's New." Forms are also available at the Herndon Municipal Center and the Neighborhood Resource Center. For more information, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2010.

September Chamber Events

The September Mixer, with a "Life Planning" theme, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the James Monroe Bank, 3914 Centreville Road in Chantilly.

Munch and mingle with chamber members and friends and view displays of businesses that help customers to have a healthy, happy and financially secure life. Register on-line at www.HerndondullesChamber.org/Events, call 571-323-5300, or e-mail info@herndondulleschamber.org.

* New/Prospective Member Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at ITT Technical Institute, 14420 Albemarle Point Place, Suite 100 in Chantilly.

This monthly seminar covers how to take the reigns and use Chamber events and programs most effectively. It includes a free lunch and networking with 30 to 40 other businesses — bring business cards. The event is free, but pre-register with Ellen Kaminsky, 571-323-5302 or membership@HerndonDullesChamber.org.

* Networking Breakfast and Program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select-Dulles Expo Centre in Chantilly.

Enjoy a hot breakfast while discussing the topic: "The Art of Referrals," presented by business coach T.C. Smith. Members, save $5 by registering in advance. Register on-line in advance at www.HerndonDullesChamber.org or call 571-323-5300, or info@herndondulleschamber.org. Rates: $20 members who prepay by 5 p.m., Tues., Sept. 20; otherwise $25 at the door. $30 for non-members. All are welcome.

Sewer Reconstruction

A contractor for Herndon is rehabilitating the sewer system until the project is complete. Restoration is required to meet current standards and eliminate maintenance problems. The construction will be conducted Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Effort will be made to complete this program with the minimum inconvenience to residents and motorists. For more information, contact the Department of Public Works at 703-435-6860, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

Sewer reconstruction locations include:

* Archer Court

* Arkansas Drive

* Bruce Court

* Calhoun Court

* Charlton Place

* Cordell Way

* Fillmore Street

* Florida Avenue

* McDaniel Court

* Mosby Court

* Reneau Way

* Young Avenue

* Victory Drive

Special Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission will host a community meeting Thursday, Sept. 15 to explain the draft ordinance that is taking shape and to hear from citizens about proposed zoning provisions. A map showing new names for many districts is also scheduled to be presented.

This ordinance provides regulations for new development, redevelopment, infill development, home occupations, placement of decks and accessory structures, and other things. As town staff and commissioners review the zoning ordinance, they welcome comments and opinions. Express views in public meetings, submit written comments to the Herndon Department of Community Development, P. O. Box 427, Herndon, VA, 20172-0427, or call the Herndon Department of Community Development at 703-787-7380.

The meeting will be 7-9 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 765 Lynn St. The meeting will be open for resident questions and comments.

Town Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Farmer's Market.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Pet Parade, town green.

Sunday, Sept. 18 1 to 5 p.m.

Nature Fest, Runnymede Park

Monday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board public hearing.

Planning Commission work session.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council work session.